The Office of Children and Family Services provides support for people and organizations that are interested in starting child day care programs in their communities. As a general rule, any child day care program planning to serve three or more children for more than three hours a day on a regular basis must obtain a license or registration. To obtain this document, the applicant must show that the child day care program meets requirements that the state has established to help promote the health and safety of children in care.
In order to obtain an application to apply for a child care program license or registration potential child care providers will first need to take Child Day Care Orientation. This orientation will walk prospective providers through the information they need to know to determine if they are interested and able to start a child care program in New York State.
PLEASE NOTE: By viewing this course here you will NOT be able to request an application at the end of the course. If you are viewing in a group setting your facilitator will need to make the request for an application on your behalf. If you wish to view the course and submit an application please go to the OCFS website at ocfs.ny.gov